Women’s canoe added to 2020 Olympics, opening doors for female athletes

When the International Olympic Committee announced last week that women's canoe events will be added to the 2020 Games, it was news Hannah MacIntosh had been ... C-1 200-metre and C-2 500-metre races at the Tokyo Games. Until now, those Olympic events ... ( read original story ...)

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Nippon Life makes first overseas project finance l...
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TOKYO Feb 28 Nippon Life Insurance Co made its...first overseas project finance loan worth $100...million, the company's officials told Reuters, as...the Japanese insurer seeks riskier but...higher-return investments amid ultra-low interest...rates at home. ( read original story ...)


Top 3 ETFs to Track the Nikkei in 2017 (JPNH, HJPX...
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Among exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that seek to...provide exposure to Japanese markets, ETFs that...track the Nikkei are fairly rare. Many ETFs that...track the Japanese market track the MSCI Japan...Index, the Nasdaq AlphaDEX Japan Index, or the...FTSE Japan 100% ... ( read original story ...)


Consumer prices in Japan fall for seventh straight...
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Long stuck in a battle against deflation, signs...are not good for the world’s third largest...economy. There are calls for the Bank of Japan to...push back their inflation target. Economic growth...continues to falter in Japan as consumer prices...fell in Japan ... ( read original story ...)


Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Starts an Original Tokyo Si...
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This chauffeured tour will take guests to two of...three Japanese sake breweries located in western...Tokyo, including Ishikawa Brewery, Tamura Brewery,...and Ozawa Brewery. Also, guests will be taken to...“Kushi Kanzashi (Traditional ornate hair...combs ... ( read original story ...)


Royston Tan wins award at Sapporo International Sh...
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SINGAPORE - Homegrown film-maker Royston Tan won...the Best Asian Short Film prize at the Sapporo...International Short Film Festival on Saturday...night (Oct 15). The win was for Bunga Sayang,...about a young boy who strikes up a friendship with...an old Malay ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's Feb exports jump 11.3 per cent
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Japan's exports to China rose sharply in February,...contributing to an 11.3 per cent increase to 6.3...trillion yen ($A74.2 billion) in overall...shipments. Exports rose for the third straight...month, the Finance Ministry said in a preliminary...report on Wednesday. ( read original story ...)


Tokyo shares close higher ahead of Trump's in...
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TOKYO, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo shares closed...higher Friday on hopes for U.S. President-elect...Donald Trump's fiscal stimulus plans as he is to...take office later in the day. The 225-issue Nikkei...Stock Average ended up 65.66 points, or 0.34...percent, from ... ( read original story ...)


Asian stocks move higher despite pullback from Wal...
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TOKYO - Asian shares were mostly higher on Tuesday...with little major news to drive trading. Japan's...benchmark edged lower, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng...index rose as China's finance minister expressed...confidence over the government's ability to handle...... ( read original story ...)


Domino's Japan is training reindeer to delive...
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“There is a possibility [snow] may interfere...with delivery,” Domino’s Japan...explained in a news statement last week....“Domino’s Pizza Japan will set up a...‘Snowfall Delivery Countermeasure...Room’ to promote pizza delivery by...reindeer. ( read original story ...)


Japan March exports seen up for fourth month, impo...
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Demand for electronics components from Asian...nations likely continued to bolster Japan's...exports, analysts said. The finance ministry will...publish the trade data at 8:50 a.m. Japan time on...Thursday (2350 GMT Wednesday). Japan and the...United States will ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo, Japan: Three rules to see the secret side of the city

Peace and quiet in Tokyo? A lost cause? Holidaying Australians go elsewhere to relax. In Tokyo, which we’re visiting in increasing numbers, we chase excitement. We want to experience the famed hustle-and-bustle of a capital where innovative architecture ... ( read original story ...)

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Bank Of Japan Warns Low Rates May Sow Seeds Of New...
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Tokyo: Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said...low profitability at financial institutions could...sow the seeds of a new financial crisis, offering...his strongest warning to date of the demerits of...aggressive monetary easing pursued by major...central banks. ( read original story ...)


Bank of Japan lifts view of economy
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Tokyo (AFP) - The Bank of Japan on Tuesday boosted...its view of the world's number-three economy as...exports pick up on the yen's slide and providing...some relief to the government with its growth plan...stuttering. Policymakers held fire on further...stimulus ... ( read original story ...)


Japan government-led group tells Toshiba to fix ch...
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The group includes a state-backed fund, the...Innovation Network Corp of Japan (INCJ), the...Development Bank of Japan (DBJ), as well as U.S....private equity firm Bain Capital and South Korean...chipmaker SK Hynix Inc. Western Digital, which...jointly operates ... ( read original story ...)


Japan economy grows better-than-expected 0.5% in Q...
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Japan's economy grew more than expected in the...third quarter as exports offset slack consumer...spending, government data showed Monday, offering...up some rare good news for Tokyo's battered growth...project. The world's third largest economy...expanded 0.5 ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Slams China For Flying Fighter Jets & Bo...
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As World War 3 news decline to subside, Japan has...recently reprimanded China over a scramble of...military flying war machines over disputed...territories in the midst of a debate concerning...islands in the East China Sea. According to...reports, China sent a ... ( read original story ...)


Finding Marine Ecosystem Balance After The 2011 Ja...
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It’s impossible to forget the 2011...Tōhoku earthquake and devastating tsunami in...Japan. The 9.0–9.1 magnitude undersea...megathrust earthquake struck off the Pacific coast...of Tōhoku on Friday March 11, 2011. It was...the most powerful earthquake ever ... ( read original story ...)


Green Games: Tokyo 2020 asks public to donate old ...
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Tokyo Olympic organizers on Wednesday called on...the Japanese public to donate old smartphones and...other old electronic devices to help make medals...for the 2020 Games. In a push to give the Olympics...an environmentally friendly hue, Tokyo's...organising ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo stocks open lower after British snap electio...
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TOKYO: Tokyo stocks opened lower Wednesday,...tracking a fall on US and European markets after...British Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap...election. In a surprise announcement, May called...for an early general election on June 8 as Britain...prepares for ... ( read original story ...)


Mazda Dresses Up Two MX-5s for Tokyo Auto Salon
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Mazda will be displaying two unique MX-5s at the...upcoming Tokyo Auto Salon, showing off some new...custom parts and paints. The first model is the RF...Custom Style, based on the new fastback model...which was revealed earlier this year. To give it...some fresh ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei gives back some gains, BOJ awaited
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TOKYO, April 27 Japan's Nikkei share average...slipped on Thursday, giving back some of this...week's gains as sentiment soured on Wall Street...losses and wary investors awaited the Bank of...Japan's policy decision. The Nikkei was down 0.2...percent at 19,243.76 ... ( read original story ...)


Scandal clouds outlook for Japan’s Abe, Tokyo poll may give clues

TOKYO Just a few months ago, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looked ... "Chief Cabinet Secretary (Yoshihide) Suga's haughty attitude at his news conference and his attack on the former official personally were a mistake," said one Liberal Democratic Party ... ( read original story ...)

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Bandai Namco Entertainment's Asobi Motto project...announced that its Pac-Man rickshaw will appear in...Osaka as the project's fourth part. The Pac-Man...rickshaw will be available to ride in the area...around Osaka's Tsūtenkaku tower on Saturday and...Sunday. ( read original story ...)


Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Starts an Original Tokyo Si...
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This chauffeured tour will take guests to two of...three Japanese sake breweries located in western...Tokyo, including Ishikawa Brewery, Tamura Brewery,...and Ozawa Brewery. Also, guests will be taken to...“Kushi Kanzashi (Traditional ornate hair...combs ... ( read original story ...)


Bank of Japan sees improvements in economy but war...
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TOKYO Bank of Japan board members saw improvements...in exports, consumer spending and capital...expenditure but warned that it may take time for...inflation expectations to pick up, a summary of...opinions from their Jan. 30-31 meeting showed on...Wednesday. ( read original story ...)


Sumitomo Mitsui Hiring Barclays Private Bankers as...
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Will pay as much as 12 billion yen to terminate...partnership Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc....will hire about 20 private bankers from Barclays...Plc in Japan as the two companies end a six-year...alliance and the U.K. bank scales back its...wealth-management ... ( read original story ...)


7 Navy crew missing, skipper hurt after collision ...
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Japan. Relatives of crew members were awaiting...news of their loved ones. "Just heard the sweetest...voice and saw a wonderful face. He's okay. Thank...you all for the prayers," Rita Schrimsher of...Athens, Alabama, tweeted after speaking with her...23-year-old ... ( read original story ...)


Japan in longest economic expansion in a decade
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But analysts warned that the nation's long battle...to conquer deflation was far from over. Japan's...economy grew by 0.5 percent quarter on quarter in...the first three months of the year, fresh...statistical data showed Thursday, marking the...fifth straight ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Inc believes Abe, Trump don't want to s...
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese companies believe that...neither U.S. President Donald Trump nor Japan...Prime Minister Shinzo Abe want to see the yen...weaken significantly, a Reuters poll showed, a...development they worry could spark an unwelcome...political backlash. ( read original story ...)


2018 Japan Spy Photos | Kawasaki
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The 2017 MFJ All Japan National Motocross...Championship Series kicks off this weekend at...Kyushu MX Park in Kumamoto, Japan, and you know...what that means: time to take a peek at what could...very well be the production machines of next year...and beyond. ( read original story ...)


Japan's Tepco set to announce revised busines...
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TOKYO Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) (9501.T)...will announce the main points of a revised...business restructuring plan on Wednesday, Japanese...media reported, as it looks to speed reforms and...boost earnings to meet the costs of the Fukushima...nuclear disaster. ( read original story ...)


Japan says Prime Minister Abe to meet with Trump n...
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but did not discuss the trans-Pacific trade pact...and other contentious issues such as the cost of...American troops in Japan. Kyodo News agency...additionally reported that Trump praised the...Japanese premier's "Abenomics" economic...measures. ( read original story ...)


Campaigning for Tokyo polls kicks off

Official campaigning kicked off yesterday for the Tokyo metropolitan assembly election, seen as a bellwether for national trends. A total of 259 candidates will be vying for 127 seats in the election on July 2, which will pit the ruling Liberal Democratic ... ( read original story ...)

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Japan Opens Up to Foreign Workers (Just Don't...
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Send us your construction workers, your care...givers, your store clerks -- but for a limited...time only. That’s the message from Japan,...where the number of foreign workers, though still...relatively small, has nearly doubled over the past...eight years ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei edges down in choppy trade; glass sector ou...
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TOKYO, Feb 8 Japan's Nikkei share average edged...down in choppy trade on Wednesday morning as...stocks tracked the volatile currency market, while...the glass manufacturing sector outperformed on...brisk earnings results. The Nikkei dropped 0.1...percent to 18,892 ... ( read original story ...)


Japan regulators working on new rules to prevent l...
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Marking the first time that Japan will adopt...statutory rules on corporate disclosure, the move...will likely broaden the scope of current...requirements put in place by the Tokyo Stock...Exchange and clarify what constitutes material and...insider information. ( read original story ...)


Astro Japan completes purchase of ¥10B shopping ma...
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Astro Japan Property Group (ASX:AJA) has completed...its purchase of a ¥10 billion shopping mall in...Japan. In Australian currency, that works out to...be $121 million. The property which the company...acquired is the FKD Shopping Plaza in Utsonomiya...City ... ( read original story ...)


Japanese tourist dies at Australia's Great Ba...
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An elderly Japanese woman has died while...snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef, in the...fourth tourist death at the Australian attraction...in a month. The 75-year-old was pulled from the...water on Tuesday at Moore Reef, about 45km (30...miles) from Cairns. ( read original story ...)


Fonterra taps into Japan's love affair with i...
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Once upon a time, not so long ago in Japan,...icecream was something to cool children on a hot...day. These days the grown-ups are catching onto...what Kiwis have long known - icecream is an equal...opportunity treat, at any time and the creamier...the better. ( read original story ...)


South Korea, Japan announce new sanctions on North...
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SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of - South Korea and Japan...on Friday announced their own fresh, unilateral...sanctions on North Korea as their nuclear-armed...neighbour warns of retaliation against toughened...UN sanctions over the nuclear and missile tests it...conducted ... ( read original story ...)


Half of Brazil’s population lack full property rig...
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An estimated 100 million people lack property...rights, a senior Ministry of Cities official told...the Thomson Reuters Foundation, highlighting the...need for Brazil to bring its housing sector into...the formal economy. Title deeds for millions of...unregistered ... ( read original story ...)


President inaugurates Tokyo Cement’s 2nd biomass p...
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President Maithripala Sirisena ceremoniously...inaugurated Tokyo Cement’s second biomass power...plant in Trincomalee recently, as part of a series...of events held in commemoration of late Deshamanya...A.Y.S. Gnanam, Founder Chairman of the company....The plant ... ( read original story ...)


Japan jobs, household spending hint at pick up in ...
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's unemployment rate in...October held steady as the availability of jobs...improved and household spending fell at a slower...pace, a tentative sign that a robust labour market...is lending support to domestic demand. The...seasonally ... ( read original story ...)


From Bronx to Tokyo, Darvish vs Tanaka creates buzz

By the time Tanaka bounded out to the mound and warmed up to the peppy music of Japanese girl band Momoiro Clover Z, it was 8:47 p.m. for the first pitch — that was 9:47 a.m. Saturday in Tokyo for the national telecast back in his homeland. "Breakfast at ... ( read original story ...)

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TOKYO Jan 6 Japan's Nikkei share average dropped...on Friday as automakers dragged after incoming U.S...President Donald Trump threatened to slap punitive...taxes on Toyota cars imported into the United...States from Mexico, while Fast Retailing weighed...on the market. ( read original story ...)


Interview: Abe's attempts to revise Constitut...
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A recent poll by Japan's Kyodo News showed that 51...percent of respondents were against any...constitutional amendments under the Abe...administration, while 45 percent were in favor. As...the nation marked its 70th Constitution Memorial...Day on Wednesday ... ( read original story ...)


Tattoo trial could determine the legal future of J...
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Two years ago, police in the city of Osaka raided...Taiki Masuda's studio, arresting and fining him...— his crime was working as a tattoo artist...without also being a licensed doctor. Masuda...contested his fine, and his trial is currently...underway in Osaka The ... ( read original story ...)


Temples enter matchmaking business in marriage-shy...
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TOKYO - Traditionally seen as conductors of...funerals or memorial services, some Buddhist monks...in Japan are carving out a new niche as...matchmakers for men and women looking for marriage...partners. In a country where an increasing number...of people are ... ( read original story ...)


Qatar Airways to deploy A350 on Tokyo Haneda route
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Starting July 1, Qatar Airways will be replacing...its B787-8 Dreamliner with its A350-900 on its...direct Doha-Tokyo Haneda service. Business...Traveller Asia-Pacific was alerted to the change...by industry website airlineroute.net and confirmed...on the carrier ... ( read original story ...)


48 Hours In Osaka
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including the Summer War in Osaka in 1615 and...being struck by lightning in 1655. It looks almost...immaculate today though thanks to reconstruction...in the 1930’s and the fact it is now listed...as a Registered Cultural Property. Inside the...castle are a ... ( read original story ...)


Japan finance officials in emergency talks after U...
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HONG KONG (CNNMoney) - Japan's top economic...officials are scrambling to respond to the...financial market turmoil unleashed by the U.S....presidential election. The country's finance...ministry and central bank were holding an...emergency meeting Wednesday ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's ageing emperor's abdication is a...
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highlighted the male-dominated nature of Japan's...monarchy as it faces a potential succession...crisis. Public broadcaster NHK broke the story of...Princess Mako's engagement, sending the country...into a frenzy with the news dominating television...chat shows and ... ( read original story ...)


Japan government raises business sentiment assessm...
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TOKYO Japan's government raised its assessment of...business sentiment in April, the first upgrade in...four months, after the Bank of Japan's tankan...survey showed this month that the corporate mood...brightened. However, the government left unchanged...for the ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo futures prices after evening session Februar...
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Following are prices for Tokyo rubber futures at...the end of the Tokyo market's evening session on...Feb 2017. Contract Day Volume Evening Volume...17-Mar 296.3 12 296.1 1 17-Apr 286.0 119 286.0 21...17-May 279.5 91 280.0 18 17-Jun 272.7 648 272.4 49...17-Jul 267.8 ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo zoo announces baby panda’s sex

Tokyo: A baby panda recently born in Japan is a girl, a Tokyo zoo said, adding that the little cub appeared to be in good health. Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo celebrated the first birth of a baby panda in five years on June 12, prompting rolling television reports ... ( read original story ...)

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The islands in the way of WW2 peace deal between R...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin goes to Japan to...meet PM Shinzo Abe for talks on the volcanic...islands that have stood in the way of a peace deal...since World War Two. After Japan's WW2 surrender...but before any deal was signed, the Soviet Union...invaded the ... ( read original story ...)


Nikkei dips as investors take profits, on track fo...
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TOKYO Dec 2 Japan's Nikkei share average was...poised for a weekly gain but dipped as investors...locked in gains ahead of U.S. jobs data later in...the session, with losses kept in check as higher...Japanese yields lifted financial shares. The...Nikkei was down 0.5 ... ( read original story ...)


Kazuyoshi Miura: Yokohama striker signs contract t...
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Japanese striker Kazuyoshi Miura will take his...professional career into his 50s after signing a...new contract with Yokohama FC. Japanese striker...Kazuyoshi Miura will take his professional...football career beyond his 50th birthday after...signing a new deal ... ( read original story ...)


Japan’s Nikkei snaps 4-day losing run on upb...
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TOKYO, June 1 Japan's Nikkei share average gained...on Thursday, snapping a four-day losing run,...lifted by upbeat domestic data and a weaker yen....The Nikkei rose 1.1 percent to 19,860.03....Indicators released on Thursday showed domestic...companies picked up ... ( read original story ...)


Tokyo cops: Theft suspect learned to break into of...
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TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have...arrested a 22-year-old resident of Taito Ward who...has admitted to carrying out burglaries after...learning techniques on the internet, reports TBS...News (Jan. 13). In November, Yuki Mezaki allegedly...smashed a ... ( read original story ...)


Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Hachi...
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A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has...occurred on Sunday, 57 km ESE of Hachijo-jima,...Japan (35 miles). Global time and date of event...20/11/16 / 2016-11-20 13:15:36 / November 20, 2016...@ 1:15 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a...depth of 65.07 km ... ( read original story ...)


French expats queue up to vote in Tokyo
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French expats in Japan queue up outside the French...embassy in Tokyo to cast their vote in the second...round of the French Presidential Election. Rough...cut. No reporter narration. ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER...NARRATION). French expats queue up to cast their ... ( read original story ...)


Federation wants mixed shooting events for Tokyo 2...
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"The ISSF Executive Committee and Administrative...Council unanimously approved the recommendation...for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic program that aims ... Editing by Alison Williams) Next In Sports...News ( read original story ...)


Japan's trucking sector nailing down delivery...
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Shipping rates between Tokyo and Osaka now come to...around 2,200 yen to 2,800 yen ($20 to $25) per...100kg -- almost 10% more than four years ago...."Higher rates are necessary for the business to...continue," Fukuyama Transporting President...Shigehiro Komaru said. ( read original story ...)


Action thriller 'Mrs K' to open Osaka As...
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PanARMENIAN.Net - Malaysian-Hong Kong action...thriller "Mrs K" has been set as the opening film...of the Osaka Asian Film Festival. The festival,...which runs March 3-12, will close with the world...premiere of teen music drama "Parks" by Osaka-born...director Seta ... ( read original story ...)


Japan zoo reveals gender of star panda

TOKYO - The baby panda, who has become an overnight celebrity in Japan, is a girl. Tokyo's Ueno Zoo said Friday the panda, born June 12, was ruled a female by examining experts. The still nameless cub has been doing well, drinking mother ShinShin's milk. ( read original story ...)

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TOKYO -- Some in the Japanese government are...concerned that long-standing issues with South...Korea will hamper progress at a three-way summit...including China later this year. The Tokyo meeting...will mark South Korean President Park Geun-hye's...first visit to ... ( read original story ...)


Japan Post raises mail rates for first time in 23 ...
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Japan Post, a unit of Japan Post Holdings, raised...mail rates Thursday in the first full-fledged...hikes since January 1994, excluding markups on...consumption tax increases. The rate for standard...postcards has been increased by ¥10 to ¥62....Rates for other ... ( read original story ...)


Japan's ruling party heavyweight signals read...
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TOKYO Japan's senior ruling party official has...signaled Tokyo's readiness to join the...China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank...(AIIB), saying it was crucial to reach a decision...soon, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Tuesday...."The key would be how ... ( read original story ...)


Nagoya Grampus bring back the Gary Lineker days wi...
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It was 25 years ago when Gary Lineker was the main...man at Nagoya Grampus Eight, where he scored nine...goals in 23 appearances before announcing his...retirement from football in September 1994. His...last game for the club was watched by none other...than Arsene ... ( read original story ...)


Behind Nikkei rally: dearth of shares to sell
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In Asia, South Korean and Indian stocks are in...record territory. The Nikkei? It's up 4%. Japanese...stocks have not yet received their invitation to...the global stock market party. The extent of the...neglect is evident from data. According to the...Bank for ... ( read original story ...)


Firms to debut luxury overnight Tokyo-Osaka 11-com...
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Kanto Bus Co. and transport company Ryobi Holdings...said Wednesday they will introduce a luxury...overnight bus, the Dream Sleeper, to link Tokyo...and Osaka on Jan. 18, offering secluded...compartments for each passenger. The one-way fare...will be ¥20,000 for an ... ( read original story ...)


Japan killjoys wage war on Valentine's '...
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As Japan prepares to celebrate Valentine's Day, a...cranky group of Marxist protesters have called for...an end to public displays of love, claiming it...hurts their feelings. Members of 'Kakuhido', or...the Revolutionary Alliance of Men that Women find ... ( read original story ...)


We launched Business Insider Japan last night &mda...
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Ten days ago, I traveled to Tokyo to help Business...Insider launch its latest international edition in...Japan. After many days of hard work and...preparation by our Japanese team, Business Insider...Japan went live officially on Monday at noon local...time. ( read original story ...)


Yokohama Rubber : Announces Changes in Senior Mana...
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in charge of IT & Management System Planning...Div., President of Yokohama Motorsports...International Co. Ltd.) Osamu Mikami Member of the...Board and Senior Managing Officer, President of...Tire Business, Head of Japan Replacement Tire...Sales & Marketing Div. ( read original story ...)


Tokyo’s governor decides to modernize Tsukij...
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TOKYO — The Tokyo governor says the giant...Tsukiji fish market, popular with tourists, will...stay, although it will get modernized and...developed within five years. Gov. Yuriko Koike,...the first woman to lead Japan’s capital, told...reporters Tuesday that ... ( read original story ...)